Sunday, October 25, 2009

Plus One Shabu Shabu


We rarely go for dinners like this on the weekdays, but I'd thought we could come to try this place and have some alone time with Vincent. He has been really down and this would just cheer him up and we don't have to return home too early cos every time he is home, he has discussions with his family for hours on Moniq. I just don't want him to get stressed out especially after working hours.

The meal that will take longer is definitely steamboat or shabu shabu. That's because you take your own sweet time simmering and cooking your food. And I've been meaning to try this place out as I've seen people visiting this place at wee hours like 2am.

The place is called Plus One Shabu Shabu at Imbi. It is next to Imbi Palace (which was posted in my last 2 posts). Their menu offers a varieties of raw as well as cooked food.

We arrived at about 6.30pm. Since it was still early on a weekday, we were the only customer then. Check out the utensils they use. Quite different huh?

Even the cup and bowl has carving on them.

The place is fairly huge. It has round tables catered for bigger groups, and square tables for smaller groups. They also have rooms for those who needs it.

We ordered Chinese Tea. Even the teapot was different.

Unlike most steamboat restaurants, this restaurant prepares a pot for every customer. I guess this is more hygienic and you get to choose your own soup. However, the disadvantage would be you will lose out on the fun of shabu shabu with your friends. Hmm but I definitely prefer this individual pot style.

There is a total of 17 choices of soup for you to choose from! That's really a lot! The soup prices range from RM5-RM7. I chose one that is recommended on the menu, which is the Pork Bone with Corn Broth (RM7.00). This soup is very tasty! I had it refilled and almost finish the soup myself!

Vincent chose the Pepper Pork Broth (RM7.00) - Also one of the recommended item. The pepper taste and smell was really strong. Advisable for those who loves this soup.

One thing that shocked me was the choices of sauce they have! It was a huge round table which looks like a buffet table. Instead of offering food, the table offers a variety of sauces. Total number of sauce - a whopping 12! I actually took the effort to photographed all 12 different sauces!

The must-have for steamboat is the Deep Fried Bean Curd Sheet (RM6.00).

We also ordered the Quail Egg (RM4.00).

What is shabu shabu when you don't have the thinly sliced meat. We don't feel like eating beef, so we ordered the Pork Loin (RM18.00). I find this not too bad... Not exactly the freshest, but not exactly the worst. The only complain I have is that I find it a little too fat.

I ordered their Homemade Fish Ball (RM5.00). If you don't pay too much attention to it, you will just drop this into your individual pot, cook it and eat it. But Vincent picked up some smell from it. Not the fish smell, but the fridge smell. He has this thing for food that has been in the fridge for too long and soak up the smell of the fridge. We didn't finish this.

This was not on their menu... It is their new item and was on a different menu. This is the Taiwanese Pork Ball (RM5.00). Quite pricey, but it was all worth it! This was very delicious! It's fresh, and very yummy!

I didn't take a picture of the vegetables that we ordered, but I'd reckon it's worth mentioning that the price we paid for the vege (RM6.00 for a bowl) was a little too pricey for that portion. I didn't know the price of it until I got the bill cos Vincent was the one who ordered it... But he said other vegetables in the menu are that price.

Overall, it was a good experience for shabu shabu and spending a little time away from all the stress. Unless we have another itch for steamboat, we will think twice if we wanna come back here or to go for the porridge steamboat. Am not saying this is a bad place, but it's just that I might need to think for other options before actually driving there.

20-22, Jalan Barat, Off Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
03-2148 0322


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